What are the phases of orthodontic treatment?

Here is a general overview of the three major stages of treatment:

  • Phase 1 – The Planning Stage. The orthodontist makes an exact diagnosis in order to realign the teeth in the most effective and expedient way.
  • Phase 2 – The Active Phase.
  • Phase 3: The Retention Phase.

What is the first stage of orthodontic treatment?

During the first phase of treatment, we’ll level and align your teeth into their desired position. To do this, you’ll visit the clinic every four to eight weeks to have your braces adjusted, so your teeth keep moving into their desired position.

How long do Phase 1 braces take?

Phase 1 braces is a problem-focused treatment where we generally address one major problem in a young child’s mouth. This type of treatment generally lasts 12 months. However, it can be as short as 6 months or as long as 18 months.

What are the 5 stages of braces?

Five Stages of an Orthodontic Treatment

  • Consultation Stage.
  • Bonding/Banding Stage.
  • Regular Adjustments Stage.
  • Debanding Stage.
  • Retainer Stage.
  • If you are currently suffering from any of the cases mentioned earlier, your dentist will most certainly refer you to an orthodontist.

What are the 3 stages of orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment and your road to a winning smile typically entails three stages – the Planning Stage, Active Stage, and Retention Stage.

Why are braces done in two phases?

Depending on what is wrong with a child’s teeth or bite, an orthodontist may recommend a two phase orthodontic treatment. This is because addressing the problems in two separate phases may prevent a child from needing more invasive treatment in the future.

When do kids get Phase 2 braces?

Phase-Two typically begins around the age of 11 or 12. This phase of orthodontic treatment usually lasts an average of 12-20 months, but, as always, each case is different, depending on the individual.

Do you get a retainer after Phase 1 braces?

The treatment time for Phase I treatment is usually between 9-18 months. After this, our patients wear retainers and are checked every four to six months while waiting for the remaining permanent teeth to erupt.

Why do braces in phases?

The primary goal of Phase-One orthodontic treatment is to ensure enough room for permanent teeth, which will reduce the risk of overcrowding, which inevitably leads to crooked teeth. Phase-One treats bite growth and the jaw, including issues such as crossbite or underbite.

What is the second phase of braces?

Phase-Two occurs when braces are placed on the upper and/or lower teeth. Not only does this phase correct spaces and ameliorate misaligned teeth, but it also corrects overbite or underbite concerns. Phase-Two typically begins around the age of 11 or 12.

What is the final stage of braces?

The third and final phase of orthodontic treatment is the retention phase. This phase occurs once the teeth have moved into the desired position and the use of the dental appliance ceases.

How many stages are there in orthodontics?

What’s the goal of Phase 2 orthodontic treatment?

Phase II treatment is your typical “braces treatment”. The majority of patients will only require Phase II treatment. The goal of Phase II treatment, is to correct remaining orthodontic problems, and create a functional bite and a beautiful smile for your loved one.

When do you need braces or removable braces?

This usually happens between the ages of 7 and 11. Fixed or removable orthodontic appliances, or partial braces may be placed to prevent or correct fairly severe orthodontic problems which would be harder to treat later in life.

When to see an orthodontist for a bite?

It provides the opportunity for an orthodontist to have control over creating space for the permanent teeth and correcting bite problems by addressing the structure of the jaws while growth is occurring. By age seven, your child’s bite is established and the amount of crowding can be determined.